Butter Midtown

Butter Midtown

New American Restaurant, Nightclub, and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
  • The folks at Eater and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Lana C.
    "Great place for Restaurant Week 2010."(12 Tips)
    Andrew C.
    "Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Raspberry Beignets were to die for!"(9 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "Veal bacon is awesome beignets delicious."(6 Tips)
    "Owner and chef Alex Guarnaschelli"(4 Tips)
176 Tips and reviews
  • restaurant week
  • raspberry beignets
  • good for dates
  • veal bacon
  • desserts
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  • Eater
    EaterDecember 5, 2013
    Butter Midtown has a menu that's full of hearty dishes, many of which are cooked in a wood-fired oven. Standouts include the Welsh rarebit, the roasted chicken, and the monster Tomahawk steak for two.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 27, 2016
    The grilled double cut pork chop is amazing! Everything on this plate including the collard green sauerkraut was flavorful. This dish is a must. Have it prepared medium, great stuff!
  • Kt L.
    Kt LacasseJanuary 6, 2015
    The bread is toasted to perfection, but its sea salt crusted top is the real showstopper. Absolutely divine. For an appetizer, order the Brussels sprouts with homemade ricotta
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 15, 2015
    The interior decor is enough to check this place out. I have gone for restaurant week but the service is always fantastic and they will give you as much bread and fancy butter as your heart desires
  • Karan T.
    Karan TamhaneJanuary 12, 2016
    The entrees were amazing! Get the NY strip steak. Raspberry beignets were pretty good too, although a tad too tart. The veal bacon wasn't too great, mostly due to the sour mustard sauce.
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluJune 28, 2015
    The pan-seared branzino was delicious. Butter-cut beef fillet was legendary. A great spot for a romantic dinner. Also, a beautiful decor and a relatively quiet restaurant.
  • Susan S.
    Susan S.January 8, 2016
    The raspberry beignets were outstanding! The vanilla dipping sauce took them to the next level. Everything on the dessert menu looked amazing.
  • Marcos L.
    Marcos LoredoDecember 1, 2015
    The Pork Chop Ribs are so tasty. But the Halibut is a most. We share both an it was a great decision to be able to try it. The key lime ice pie was almost perfect.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MackeyJune 30, 2013
    This place is definitely special. Try the pear cocktail - to die for. Also, the raspberry beignets are their signature dessert for a reason. Take your time here. Enjoy every bite.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraMarch 27, 2014
    came 4 a work dinner & can honestly say we ordered everything on the menu! nettle ravioli and the cobbler were standouts. sooo good.
  • Gina F.
    Gina FelicianoApril 28, 2013
    As much as I love the ambiance here the place is starting to feel dated. Unimaginative cocktail list needs help. Why do the straws come with paper on top? Is this a diner??
  • Trae F.
    Trae FMay 13
    Great prix fixe lunch for $35. The chicken liver toasts are excellent and so was the salmon special.
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Foie Gras - With smashed Concord grape jelly & toast points. You would never think of putting grape jelly with foie gras, but it worked & was sooo good
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 27, 2016
    Try the veal bacon. This and the primitvo wine mustard on top definitely gives pork bacon a run for its money.
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Sea Bass With Asian Pear - Crispy skin on the fish & the pears were pickled in something that imparted a sweet & spicy thing on the tongue.
  • Igor L.
    Igor LevitApril 12, 2015
    Definitely exceeded expectations. I'm with everyone about that Brussels sprouts appetizer...excellent. Cocktails are also great, but they better be at those prices.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 23, 2014
    Venue is big and gorgeous. With Alex Guarnaschelli's name, it doesn't have a problem filling that space. Meal food is great but I was not quite satisfied with desserts...
  • Dave R.
    Dave ReedAugust 8, 2015
    Don't miss out on the private garden in the back, perfect for a summer night!
  • Danger G.
    Danger GrayNovember 20, 2011
    Great ambiance, great music, great food, great service, great choice. Very pleased. Specialty cakes you can preorder for special occasions are delicious.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMarch 15, 2011
    Didn't make it out for Monday night? Go for dinner any other day of the week—it will more than make up for it. Chef Guarnaschelli definitely know's her way around a menu.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 6, 2010
    This used to be a playground for celebrities, now it’s a fun place to have a fancy dinner, especially if you get seated downstairs.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezApril 23, 2016
    Drinks run a bit pricey, so your best bet is to split a bottle of wine at the bar and an order of very good fries.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 20, 2013
    They drip hot caramel over the top of it so it sizzles briefly and then freezes into this candle-like beauty. Read more
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Deviled Eggs & Bacon - Wow. You could smell the house cured bacon as the server put the plate down. Porky goodness.
  • Colin M.
    Colin McAlpineJune 2, 2016
    The meal, the service, the staff, the ale and the food. Glorious food! Outstanding
  • Meaghan S.
    Meaghan SmithNovember 23, 2014
    Came for restaurant week. Great food and our large party was treated well. Definitely recommend, whether it's restaurant week or not!
  • Michael F.
    Veal bacon is awesome beignets delicious. Nice decor, pleasant atmosphere, polite if slightly excessive service
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 27, 2016
    If you're lucky, you might catch Iron Chef Guarnaschelli there. If not, you can always get an autographed photo.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BuckiusMay 31, 2015
    butter is a fine dining experience. I do however advise it make a reservation it gets busy but defiantly worth the wait
  • Emily G.
    Emily GrossMarch 24, 2011
    Don't get the rabbit, everything else looks amazing, duck was awesome, skip the rabbit ant you'll leave more than satisfied! Raspberry beignets are mindblowing!!
  • Buffy C.
    Buffy CutlerAugust 10, 2014
    I had the corn soup/ravioli/tart (for restaurant week!) it was so good I almost peed myself. That dessert reminds of Christmas.
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DNovember 21, 2012
    Try the Warm Burrata With Fettucine - Oozing cheese, how can it be bad, plus the macaroni was cooked perfectly
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey ChurrayMay 11, 2014
    Very good dinner overall. DO not miss the veal bacon to start and the beignets for dessert.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 12, 2011
    Food Network chef, Alex Guarnaschelli focuses on local, seasonal ingredients at the celeb favorite, Butter, in New York, NY.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiJune 15, 2012
    wasn't impressed with their food during restaurant week, BUT holy crap when we came back for their normal menu, we were blown away! Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Raspberry Beignets were to die for!
  • Alec D.
    Alec DadismanAugust 16, 2015
    The French toast is HUGE, delicious, and full of flavor. I also really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts.
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MApril 26, 2013
    The Raspberry Beignets are the dessert to have. So yummy!
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MackeyFebruary 15, 2015
    Everything is incredible. Don't miss the brussel sprout toasts and raspberry beignets for dessert.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HazelkornApril 9, 2016
    Food was good, the subtle use of just the potato skin with the fries gave a different texture to good house fries.
  • Lowell R.
    Lowell RocolcolFebruary 12, 2012
    If you have at least 3 hours to spare, do the chef tasting. Excellent food, I must say. Otherwise, stick to their a la carte menu.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 27, 2016
    The chicken breast is very moist. Not a single dry piece. Just the way I like it.
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie OrmeJanuary 9, 2015
    The raspberry beignets are a MUST. Polished off the plate in less than 3 minutes.
  • Kam
    KamMay 29, 2013
    Have to ask for bread and butter, and you will be glad you did it melts in your mouth :)
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonJanuary 17, 2015
    Chic and popular hangout. Food will cost a pretty penny but it's worth it.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 2, 2013
    The midtown outpost of chef Alex Guarnaschelli's downtown American restaurant.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 4, 2011
    Owner and chef Alex Guarnaschelli says, “Butter is an 8-year labor of love.” The Cavatappi pasta dish with spicy lamb and yellow tomato sauce is Chef Guarnaschelli’s favorite.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 28, 2014
    I recommend the Butter Burger or the Braised Prime Beef Short Ribs
  • James C.
    James CAugust 8, 2014
    The steak was like the name of the restaurant BUTTER. Really nice place. It is pricey though.
  • Daniela G.
    Daniela GiacobboJune 29, 2014
    Delightful and beautiful...great atmosphere, music and service...Love it!
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but what shines is the ghost margarita and the beignets
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneOctober 26, 2016
    Decent pre-fixe for lunch. Cauliflower entree was unique and good. Skate wing was served pretty cold & needed a side dish to make it a meal. Loud. Not great for conversation.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 27, 2016
    The gnocchi melts in your mouth. Very creamy.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessAugust 21, 2012
    Maya shrimp for a great surf n turf and finish off with the white chocolate soufflé
  • Will
    WillJuly 18, 2016
    Very good butter burger. Soups are very good. Slow service, even for lunch.
  • Mandi G.
    Mandi GrossFebruary 8, 2015
    if you havent tried the brussel sprout appetizer, then you havent lived life
  • Roula H.
    Roula HannaSeptember 24, 2016
    I guess I did not have the same experience as others. The veal bacon was 95% pure fat. The tuna steak was overcooked and dry. The server didn't feel like working and it showed. Disappointed.
  • verymonica
    verymonicaMarch 21, 2014
  • Marion
    MarionDecember 8, 2014
    Every steak I've had here is exquisite. I try to come here whenever I'm in town.
  • Jessica K.
    beautiful restaurant! the service was excellent... order the duck and if you stay for dessert try the raspberry filled donuts! YUM
  • Sigalle B.
    Sigalle BarnessAugust 9, 2013
    Garlic potatoes and the sweet corn crime brûlée! Do it.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    Monday night is THE night of music, friendship and great food. The chef can make you whatever, whenever. -Marilyn Crawford, Launch My Line
  • Allison E.
    Allison ErnstDecember 29, 2010
    If you like a simple yet delicious dessert, the pineapple upside down cake should be your first choice!
  • steen
    steenJanuary 25, 2016
    Good place for midtown meetings. Their dinner rolls are nice.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DouglasNovember 2, 2014
    Great bar staff, but waiting team let it down. Food in our group was very hit and miss. Sadly more miss than hit.
  • PureWow
    PureWowOctober 23, 2015
    Good news: When you dine alone, no one’s sharing your lobster tail. Read more
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweMay 24, 2010
    ...fantastic restaurant - the grilled all-natural veal chop with potato gratin is delicious. Reserve online at opentable... Read more
  • Jorge B.
    Jorge BrionesAugust 15, 2014
    When I read the name of the restaurant I was expecting well...butter. To my joy it was more than that. If you can't pick up my sarcasm then forget you. FYI: I hate Foursquare.
  • Beka O.
    Beka OuyangFebruary 3, 2012
    I'll save you the headache of choosing: cavatappi pasta, duck confit and pound cake. Done. You'll thank me later
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 12, 2010
    Try the Ny Strip Steak With Peppercorn Butter, Oyster Mushrooms, And Deep Fried Onions
  • Abdullatif
    AbdullatifNovember 8, 2014
    Great steaks and desserts. This place is under rated!
  • Jack G.
    Jack GallagherJuly 20, 2013
    Arctic char was awesome. Gooseberry salad was missing gooseberries!
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChatelainApril 16, 2014
    Crawfish bisque! Pasta with lamb sausage! Dobosch tart!
  • Tara D.
    Tara DîanaMarch 1, 2015
    Oh my goodness everything is marvelous here!!! Chef Alex is brilliant.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MeadNovember 11, 2015
    Cauliflower steak is incredible. So is the chicken.
  • Lowell R.
    Lowell RocolcolFebruary 12, 2012
    The food is excellent. The service is quite slow. I hope it's just a busy night and Chef Alex was not having a panic attack in the kitchen...
  • Rusty W.
    Rusty WatkinsJanuary 31, 2013
    Awesome for Restaurant Week. The atmosphere is great.
  • Jen j.
    Jen jenDecember 20, 2011
    had the most severe food poisoning of my life!!! I thought I was gonna die! but the donut dessert was delicious!
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BlatzJuly 23, 2012
    Bring a sweater. Also, order the ginger snap ice cream sandwich.
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    A decent place for lunch in midtown - the burger was perfectly cooked.
  • Kristen F.
    Kristen FyockApril 13, 2013
    Try the Great Atsby martini- grapefruity and delicious!
  • Mary P.
    Mary POctober 12, 2014
    Get the ricotta &mushroom app and the potato side!
  • Andres Z.
    Dinner is great. Bold and flavorful. Brunch is not that impressive.
  • Evelyn L.
    Evelyn LingJanuary 24
    Came here for restaurant week winter 2017 and the service was horrendous. Both sad and shocked to experienced this. 😔
  • Rishard C.
    Rishard ChapoteauFebruary 23, 2013
    If you get the option sit downstairs. Its nice and quiet.
  • Jason J.
    Jason JohnsonJanuary 20, 2014
    Do yourself a favor, and order the Rarebit for an appetizer. You WON'T be disappointed.
  • EliVillasante
    EliVillasanteMay 1, 2014
    Free wifi + "bone in" steak + scarlet rum punch = perfect!
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RothFebruary 21, 2015
    Excellent dish!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew C.June 12, 2016
    Good space for small corporate meals. Acoustics are horrible for larger groups. Food is well executed, but nothing particular to shout about.
  • Mandar M.
    Mandar MJune 14, 2010
    Butter Mondays are legendary. Impossible to get in so don't even try unless you happen to be Brangelina ;)
  • Peter F.
    Peter FranklinAugust 6, 2010
    Have the potato cooked in duck fat (Yummy!).... then have the same for dessert!
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanJuly 29, 2010
    Great place for Restaurant Week 2010. Try the roasted chicken and lobster bisque
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonMarch 7, 2013
    Try the Toasts with Chicken Liver Pate
  • David M.
    David MarineDecember 3, 2011
    Order the Capatelle & lamb sausage app. Spicy and delicious.
  • Cheryl N.
    Cheryl NguyenMay 23, 2012
    The truffled Gnocchi is the business.
  • qɹǝʇʇ s.
    qɹǝʇʇ sǝıʇzMarch 15, 2010
    had a great meal there, the pork belly was amazing - even bumped into Alex (Celebrity Chef) Read more
  • Natasha
    NatashaOctober 14, 2012
    So delicious! Not a place for people with dairy allergies lol
  • Emily G.
    Two words: vegan prix-fixe
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    My old home. Chef Alex Guzruaschelli’s food is like, well…the name on the door. -Zac Young, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Jen B.
    Jen BrionesAugust 17, 2014
    Lovvvvvve the Veal Bacon & Short Ribs!
  • Beta LAB L.
    Beta LAB LabMarch 23, 2013
    Stay relaxed and relax with a good chat with friends
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